Andrea and Jeremy decided on a farm setting photographed by Studio 29 and chose to have a pop up dinner style reception. A chef came to the farm and prepared everything fresh, from farm to table – which is precisely what we love about farm weddings. These two foodies also went on handcrafting most of their wedding decor, from the glorious ribbon backdrop to balloon table numbers!
From the bride, Andrea: We first got the idea for a farm wedding by watching a show called Wisconsin Foodie on MPTV. The video featured Pop-Up dinners that take place right on a farm prepared by master chefs. We loved the idea so much we wanted to try and re-create this at our own wedding! Everything else just fell into place with the help of Pinterest, and good family and friends of course :)
We loved having a small wedding party. It meant a lot to us to have the closest of friends and this also made it very personal and incredibly easy to coordinate! We also loved the idea of the themed wedding. We didn’t register anywhere and we really received some one of a kind gifts that knock the typical toaster out of the water:) Just enjoy the day and soak it all in!!
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? We are absolutely in love with our special day and couldn’t be happier with how everything worked together to make it memorable. However, seeing as this is the advice section; two things that I would advise other couples to do now that we have been through this. Have at least the Ceremony video taped. Even if it is by a friend or family member. We really didn’t think that this would be that important, but after going through it, we really wish we would have not tightened the budget on this idea.
The other thing that I would recommend is to have someone (who is not in the wedding party, so they can enjoy themselves) keep track of time so the program for the day of flows. It is almost a given that things are going to run somewhat behind, but just so it doesn’t go too off track (and if you didn’t have the budget to hire the actual wedding coordinator)- it would have been nice since the day FLEW by!
Processional: “This Year’s Love,” David Gray
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
First Dance: “No One’s Gonna Love You,” Band of Horses
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
Wedding Location: Burlington, WI / Photographer: Studio 29 / Flowers: Gia Bella Flowers / Wedding Venue: Rustic Barn at Prairie Gardens / Wedding Dress: Galina via David’s Bridal / Wedding Veil and Sash: The Paisley Moon / Wedding Shoes: Ariat / Hair: Mary Shimek / Makeup: Bride / Maid of Honor’s Dress: ModCloth / Maid of Honor’s Shoes: Ariat / Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic / Groom’s Tie and Shoes: Kohls / Groomsmen’s Attire: Dads and best man had suspenders from Kohls and whatever grey pants they already owned / Wedding Caterer: Generations at Five Points Cafe and Lounge, Waukesha / Wedding Cake and Cookie Buffet: Sweet P’s Cakes and Confections, Sheboygan / DJ: Smoov Music DJ / Wedding Invitations: Mary Angeli’s Wedding Shoppe, Sheboygan